Sorensen, McCarthy Mac’s players of the week


The McMaster Marauders Pita Pit Athletes of the Week are Maicee Sorensen of the women’s volleyball team and Nathan McCarthy of the men’s basketball team.

Maicee Sorensen (Photo: McMaster Athletics)

Maicee Sorensen (Photo: McMaster Athletics)

Sorensen was an integral part of the Marauders’ Ontario University Athletics successes this past weekend. The rookie middle led McMaster with 14 points on Friday (Jan. 24) as the Marauders battled back to defeat the Waterloo Warriors in five sets.

She converted 11 of 17 hitting attempts against just one error (58.8 per cent) and added three blocks in the win. Sunday saw another strong performance from Sorensen, who scored 12.5 points including seven kills, 4.5 blocks and an ace as McMaster returned home to beat the division-leading Guelph Gryphons, 3-1.

The Marauders have now won five consecutive matches, and sit four points back of Guelph in the OUA West standings with two matches in hand.

Nathan McCarthy (Photo: McMaster Athletics)

Nathan McCarthy (Photo: McMaster Athletics)

McCarthy brought balance on offence and the glass, posting back-to-back double-doubles as the Marauders notched another two dominant wins in OUA play this past week.

The third-year post player tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds in Wednesday’s 88-59 demolition of the Guelph Gryphons, and was equally effective on Saturday, with 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in McMaster’s 78-61 win over the Western Mustangs.

McMaster has now won 10 straight conference games, and sits four points clear of the Windsor Lancers at the head of the OUA West standings.